Saturday, 14 March 2015

Greek wines at their best

Greek wines at their best

To visit a wine museum, it’s definitely not something that most of us do every day. This is why once I was given the chance to visit the Gerovassiliou Wine Museum, I was truly glad to accept the invitation. The museum is located just a few miles outside the city of Thessaloniki, at the area of Epanomi. It was pretty easy to find following the indicative signs along the road that leads to the parking area right outside the museum. It was a welcome convenience that allowed us to start our visit to the museum right away!

The first impression of the museum area is quite impressive! As expected, all exhibits are wine related; all carefully arranged all around to tell the story of wine making tools of vine cultivation, wine bottling and storing, wine making gadgets. They all tell a long fascinating story through the centuries, especially to Greeks as images of their past unfold right in front of our eyes.

What caught my eye the most was the impressive, one of a kind extended collection of wine bottle openers. It’s one of the fullest worldwide and worthwhile of your special attention!
Wine has its very own story of evolution across the centuries and a very special place in the story and civilization of the human race. It’s truly quite interesting to be the exclusive subject of a museum. The visitor gets the opportunity to become familiar with various stages of wine making, gets closer to the wine civilization and the way this special gift of nature was offered to us, gets acquainted to the long hardship required for a good bottle of wine to get created as well as what is the right way to experience the quality of this unique vegan product and how to consume it.

Our visit ended on a unique way as we had the opportunity to taste a great glass of wine along with a variety of white cheeses at the special hall of the Gerovassiliou land created for this purpose – to offer the visitor a first-hand experience of this one of a kind product before he leaves the museum, with the best of impressions!